CANADA -- The Canadian equivalent to First Amendment rights for
the student media took a blow in October when a judge decided in favor
of a Montreal student government association that locked a university student
newspaper out of its offices.
The McGill University Student Society, a student government body, changed
the locks on the office doors of The McGill Daily because it said
the newspaper's lease had expired.
The lease agreement was entrusted to the student society by the university
in the form of a student union in the early 1990s, and the student society
sublet The Daily's office space to the paper until 1994 when the
written lease expired.